Saltford Santa Dash

Join us in a charity fun run event



Announcement - Santa Dash 2016.

Saltford Santa Dash 2016 is on Sunday 4th December. Please put this date in your diary. Registrations will be accepted from the official launch date on September 1st. Meanwhile this website is under construction.                                

To see photographs of the 2015 event please click on the following links

here   On the Saltford Santa Dash Facebook page


   Santa Dash

 The 2016 Saltford Santa Dash will take place on Sunday December 4th 2016. For details of the Adult Santa Dash route please click here.

Registration for event is available from 1st September.

The Saltford Santa Dash comprises of two community fun run events raising money in aid of local charities. Anyone can take part and no previous experience is necessary - we even provide a training programme for novices. The emphasis is on fun and a medal is awarded to each participating runner. Pre-race registration is required. Full event details are available below. In brief, there two Santa Dash events:


1. Mini Santa Dash (up to 11 years old)

2. Adult Santa Dash (12-15 year old runners must be accompanied by an adult)


In 2015 the organisers were delighted that Alex Lovell, lead female presenter of BBC Points West news programme, opened the Santa Dash event. Alex, who joined Points West in 2005, started the mini Santa Dash and helped present medals to the young runners. She was then present at the senior Santa Dash warm up and started the 11am race.

To see videos of previous Saltford Santa Dash events click video

  Community Fundraising


The aim of the Saltford Santa Dash is to raise funds for charities which have local links (Saltford/Keynsham) and support young people. The 2016 event will support a local  charity Butterflies-Haven (registered charity no. 1168333). Based in Keynsham, this charity supports young people with autism in the local area. 

In choosing this year's charity we recognised that this small charity is providing very valuable support to young people and their families living with autism. Funds raised will enable Butterflies-Haven to continue and further expand the worthwhile service that they provide 

Donations to this worthy charity will be gratefully received. For more information about Butterflies-Haven please click here.

  Event Details

The two community fun run events are as follows - for more detail see "About" section:

Mini Santa Dash (up to 11 years old)

Timing: Sunday 4th December 2016 @ 10am.  

Location: Saltford Sports & Social club ground, Wedmore Road,Saltford. BS31 3BY

Event: Fun run around a marked track within the Saltford Sports Association grounds

Dress: Santa outfits (available within the entry price)

Entry fee: £5 (includes a Santa suit and medal)

Other: All donations gratefully received via entry form or sponsorship form

Registration : From 1st September 2016. Entry form available soon. 

Adult Santa Dash (12 years and over)

Timing: Sunday 4th December 2016 @ 11am. 

Location: Saltford Sports & Social Club ground, Wedmore Road, Saltford. BS31 3BY 

Event: A 5 mile fun run around the back streets of Saltford - marshals in attendance

Route: For details please click here

Dress: Santa outfits mandatory (available within entry price)

Entry fee: £13 (includes a santa suit and medal)

Other: All donations gratefully received via entry form or sponsorship form 

Registration: From 1st September 2016 - Entry form available soon 

Important:  All 12-16 year old runners MUST be accompanied by an adult - see entry form

  Important Information 

Terms & Conditions: Please read before registering ...please click here

Frequently asked questions; For more information via a FAQ sheet here

Training schedule: For a training schedule to be fit on the here and here

Course Map: For a map of the Adult Santa Dash route..please click here

Directions: For directions/location to the Santa Dash start location: please click here 

Charity Donations: We have kept the entry fee low to encourage as many runners as   possible. The santa suits and medals are included in the price. However we would     be most grateful for any donations and runner sponsorship given for the benefit of   our valued local charity Butterflies-Haven. For more information & details concerning how to  donate..please click here 


We would be most grateful for any help and assistance in the runnng of the Santa Dash event. If you would like to volunteer and be a marshal, help to set up or clear up after the event, we would like to hear from you. 

Please contacts us as follows:

Marshal volunteers contact Joyce  mobile 07753 373109


Other volunteers contact Lis          mobile 07799 473718


For an outline brief regarding being a marshal please click here

Previous Saltford Santa Dash photographs..please click here.